How to Make Your Own Bug Zapper

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How to build your very own DIY bug zapper?

Here are the things you need for this type of DIY bug zapper:

  • Glue gun
  • Small drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Stapler wire
  • Wire fish trap
  • Mesh
  • Soldering gun
  • 3AA batteries
  • 3 blue LEDs
  • 1/2in PVC pipe
  • Disposable 35mm camera

No matter if you’re the dedicated DIYer or an entry-level hobbyist, following some steps is never a bad idea.

  • Step 1- have your supplies ready

You should begin with removing the film from your disposable camera. Remove the part of the fish trap that is conical. Build a second cylinder of mesh, making sure that it’s going to fit into the groove of the fish trap lid. You also need to cut a 6-in long PVC pipe and to cut off the tips of your LEDs so that you diffuse the lights.

  • Step 2- Put it all together

You also need a capacitor for the camera, which is typically in the upper right hand side. You need to solder a 5in long electrical wire to each lead of the capacitor. You should also drill two holes near the view finder. The holes have to be large enough so that the wires pass through. You’re going to need to close the camera after you got the wires through the holes.

Get the mesh and roll it into a cylinder. The cylinder should be 3/16 in smaller than the diameter of the fish trap. Staple the cylinder to the length of the fish trap.

Continue with gluing the mesh cylinder that matches the groove of the fish trap lid. Keep in mind that the mesh cylinders should never touch. You also need to solder the free leads to one of the meshes to the camera.

  • Step 3-Coming to an end

Put inside the 3 AA batteries inside the wire and pip parallel to the LEDs. The wires have to be in place. Use electrical tape to hold them. You’re going to need to connect the electoral switch into the circuit. Continue with gluing the light structure into the base of the top cap of the fish trap. Finish by gluing the electrical switch on the top of the top cap of the fish trap.

  • Step 4- give it a test

If you’ve done everything right, your DIY bug zapper should be ready to go. the LEDs and the flash switch of the camera have to be turned on. It’s only a matter of time until the insects notice the LEDs and try to get to it. As they’re going to touch both meshes at the same time, they’re going to activate the capacitor in the camera, which is only going to kill them.

Step 2: Building It!

To build your zapper this is what your gonna have to do!Step 1. Get your Cvolt battery and either put it in the battery holder and soldier your sound cable on to it One end to the positive side and One end to the negetive side (it dosen’t matter what cable goes to what side)ORIf your using electrical tape, tape one side of the wire to the positive side and the other side of the wire to the negetive side

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Step 2 – Put It All Together

With the camera, you will need to find the capacitor. You can normally find this in the upper right hand side. To each lead of your capacitor you will need to solder a 5-inch long electrical wire. Drill two holes right next to the view finder. These holes should be large enough to allow the wires to pass through. Once you have gotten the wires through the holes you will need to close the camera.

Roll the mesh into a cylinder that is about 3/16 inch smaller than the diameter of your fish trap. Make sure that you staple the cylinder to the length of your fish trap.

Glue the mesh cylinder that fits to the groove of your fish trap lid. Be sure that your mesh cylinders aren’t touching at any time. If one of your meshes touches the camera, you will need to solder the free leads.

Step 4 – Test It Out

Once you have finished all the above steps, your bug zapper should be ready to go. The flash switch of the camera as well as the LEDs should be turned on. Once insects start to notice the LEDs, they will become attracted to them. As soon as the bugs touch both of the meshes at the exact same time, they will activate the capacitor in your camera. This will kill the insect.

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